Bush tried to put oversights on fannie and freddie
New Agency Proposed to Oversee Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae - The New York Times
And there are many more examples.
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There aren't many companies that can do what they do.
If they want speed, they go to those who can.
I'm sure they have good bean counters estimating costs.
It may not be ideal, but sometimes these no-bids are necessary. It's the real world.
Clinton did it, Bush 43, and I'm sure there's a long history of it.
What's the alternative, gobs of bureacracy? Which will do what?
Most likely raise costs for all the BS the companies would have to do, and slow the process to a snail's pace.
I never understood the mania about Halliburton and Cheney.
It was pathetically hollow.
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Just because you weren't lead to the water doesn't mean it wasn't there.Originally Posted by apdst
A couple of posts between me and Sir Loin. I was replying to someone making the same erroneous claim, as you, that Haliburton was the only one that could do the job.
Originally Posted by BWGThis was in a thread that you actually participated in less than an hour after Sir Loin's post.Originally Posted by Sir Loin
And as a side note, if you want to look further back through that thread, I said I didn't really care if Haliburton got a no-bid contract. My only argument was that they weren't the only ones that could handle the job.
“I’m worried that I will be the last Republican president.” - George W. Bush
KBR to Get No-Bid Army Work as U.S. Alleges Kickbacks (Update1) - BusinessWeek
May 6 (Bloomberg) -- KBR Inc. was selected for a no-bid contract worth as much as $568 million through 2011 for military support services in Iraq, the Army said.
The Army announced its decision yesterday only hours after the Justice Department said it will pursue a lawsuit accusing the Houston-based company of taking kickbacks from two subcontractors on Iraq-related work. The Army also awarded the work to KBR over objections from members of Congress, who have pushed the Pentagon to seek bids for further logistics contracts.
The Justice Department said the government will join a suit filed by whistleblowers alleging that two freight-forwarding firms gave KBR transportation department employees kickbacks in the form of meals, drinks, sports tickets and golf outings.
One of the biggest complaints from the left was no-bid contracts for haliburton during the Bush administration. Here we have the same thing. What say you now on Obama granting no bid contracts to halibuton.
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